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Published December 2nd 2012
Use what you can lay your hands on to attain good skin
Tomato & Yoghurt Mix together or use each by itself, tomato and yoghurt work well as cleansers.
Oatmeal Works well as exfoliator and cleanser leaving skin smooth and clean. Make into a paste with milk or water, apply on face and rub in circles for a thorough cleansing, then wash off.
Cucumber Mashed cucumber is good for hydrating and toning the skin. It is said to have the same Ph balance as the human skin. It helps soothe sunburn.
Egg When you crack eggs for omelette, take a bit of the white and apply all over your face. Keep hair tied back or you'll be pursued by an eggy smell all day. Rinse off after 20 minutes, preferably in the shower with castile soap.
If you can get hold of some rice flour, mix some with milk (dry skin) or water (oily skin) and apply as a face mask for 15 – 20 minutes and then rinse off. Rice is the basic ingredient in the SK II cosmetics but then they go ahead and add parabens and other nasties and ruin a good product.
Make sure you go to bed on the same day everyday and before 11 pm. It's between 11 pm and 1 am that the body works on rejuvenating the skin.
Exercise in any form is good for the skin. You can see the difference after a couple of sessions. Yoga and meditation are excellent for skin too.
Drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated and plump. The quantity each person needs is pretty much dependent on the individual and it's best to go with how you feel rather than stick to any rule.
Exfoliate using a pinch of baking soda mixed with water for luminous skin. I use Arm & Hammer brand.
Avoid touching your face with your hands or resting your face on your palms often.
Avoid long hot showers as your skin will get ruddy and rubbery in the long run.
Avoid excessive salt, sugar, and fried food.
Steam your face either over hot water or with a towel dipped in hot water and wrung out. This opens pores and gets the gunk out. Splash cold water on your face to close pores and tone skin. If steaming over hot water, you could add a tea bag or a drop of essential oil for added benefit.
If you have any fabulous tips for clear complexion, we'd appreciate you sharing it here.